Charities and causes

Since our establishment in July 2010, Unitywater's staff have helped to raise over $60,000, plus thousands of dollars more in in-kind support for a number of charities and causes that reflect our vision, values and corporate objectives. These include: 

Here is a brief summary of our recent support activities. 

 

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Australia's CEO Challenge 

We have committed to a two-year partnership with Australia's CEO Challenge which involves raising funds and awareness for the prevention of domestic violence. We have also signed a three-year partnership with Lions Emergency Accommodation Centre in Nambour. To date our staff have donated the cash equivalent (i.e. gift vouchers, removalist costs etc.) of $4000 to the centre, eight used laptops for the women’s refuge, and Christmas gifts for 72 children and mothers living in assisted housing.

Starting in May year our CEO, George Theo aims to lead Australia's CEO Challenge Race, building on funds we have raised. To date George has raised over $10,000 and raised awareness among over 200,000 people. To make a donation and to follow George’s progress click here.

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Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

Unitywater is an in-kind sponsor of the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, providing eucalypt leaves from our facilities to feed sick and injured koalas Koala rehabilitation at the wildlife hospital is a long and expensive process, and finding reliable sources of food is one of their many challenges.  

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WaterAid

 

As a corporate sponsor for international charity WaterAid, we have raised more than $23,000 to help them improve access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities through the following activities:

World Toilet Day

Walk 4 Water

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Community Hydration Station

Our Community Hydration Station is an in-kind service that provides free drinking water for local events, while promoting the health and environmental benefits of drinking tap water.

To date, we have supported more than 60 organisations including, The Prince Charles Hospital, Wish List Foundation and the Leukaemia Foundation Qld.

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This year Unitywater will be partipating in Australia's Biggest Morning Tea to support the one in two Australians that will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85. The funds raised will be used to fund Cancer Council's research, prevention, education and support services.

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Mobile Muster

Last year Unitywater collected and donated more than 400 used mobile phones to support students at Caboolture Special School as part of the MobileMuster recycling program.

Thanks to the donation, the school recycled enough old phones to be rewarded with three iPads through the MobileMuster incentive scheme for their recycling efforts.  

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Movember

Last November Unitywater joined the millions around the world supporting Movember with nineteen staff sprouting a range of ‘Mos’ and many more getting involved through fundraising initiatives such as ‘Mousterchef’.

Since July 2010 Team Unity has raised more than $30,000 for men's health through the Movember campaign. 

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Salvation Army's Good Drive

Each Christmas Unitywater supports the Salvation Army's Food Drive, providing a mini-bus full of non-perishable groceries donated by staff. Last Christmas, more than $1000 worth of goods were donated to the Caloundra Salvation Army, where they were made into hampers and distributed to local families and individuals in need of a helping hand during the holiday season. 

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Shoes for the Planet Earth

As part of National Recycling Week Unitywater staff collected new and used running children shoes for Shoes for Planet Earth to give to the VANA Children Ministries of Zimbabwe. 

 

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